How many months after ring shopping did SO propose?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How long after picking up the ring , did SO propose?
    1 - 6 days : (26 votes)
    19 %
    1 - 3 weeks : (23 votes)
    16 %
    1 - 3 months : (46 votes)
    33 %
    4 - 6 months : (27 votes)
    19 %
    7 - 12 months : (12 votes)
    9 %
    over a year : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    744 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @always_the_bridesmaid:  Maybe he’s nervous about the proposal.

     

    My FI told me to go look at rings and I did on September 7th and told him my findings and I am not sure when he bought the ring but he proposed on November 29th.  I think maybe he was nervous because after he asked my FI said he was nervous about the proposal (not my saying yes) because he wasn’t sure when the right time would be so he ended up doing it the last thing in the evening!  Maybe your SO took the ring planning to ask but got nervous or maybe the right time never came up.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3806 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @always_the_bridesmaid:  there is no real way to measure what is normal. when it comes to relationships, your normal is just that – YOUR normal.

    as for us, i guess everything happened fast. we met in june 2012, went ring shopping on november 4, 2012. he proposed on christmas in 2012. we were married in august 2013 and now we are expecting a baby in august of 2014. some people date for 10 years before any of this happens… but this was normal for us. 

    just keep being awesome in your relationship and things will happen in the time that they should.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We went into our first jewlery store in September.  I found what I wanted online and sent him the link in Oct.  The ring arrived in November.  He proposed (FINALLY) in December.

    Post # 6
    Member
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I would be inpatient at this point, but when he finally does ask itll be on when hes ready and itll be that much more special. I think if you mention it, he mite feel pressured and eventually rushed.

     

    just wait!

     

    my fiance asked me the day after he picked it up, BUT he asked me if id like to start looking at rings in February and didnt actually have the ring until August after searching and searching, and going custom

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    2151 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @always_the_bridesmaid:  Well, I can’t tell you what’s ‘normal’ (only because I don’t believe there is any one way to go about this sort of thing) but I can tell you that my FI began looking at rings and had one custom made in June, and proposed in August. He literally proposed to me the day that he picked it up from the jewelers.

    Having said that, your FI may just be waiting for a moment that feels right for him. He could also possibly be waiting to move closer to you before you two get engaged. Whatever his reason, I’m sure it will be wonderful when it happens 🙂 I know that waiting is hard, but it is exciting that he has the ring! The majority of my waiting period was waiting on FI to begin looking for a ring even. Enjoy this ‘pre-engagement’ stage as much as you can. This will be your last time be a girlfriend – ever! Good luck, and I hope that it happens for you soon! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    13012 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    He proposed the same day he picked up the ring.

    Post # 10
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    DH and I had been together for 5 years before we got engaged but he wanted us to both have stable jobs so we could afford the ring he wanted for me and we could be in a financial position to start our married life.  After graduation, it took him about 4 months to find a full time job and then his grandmother got sick so we ended up taking care of her (long story).  He bought my ring in April and proposed in June.  

    Post # 11
    Member
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @always_the_bridesmaid:  I’m sure he is waiting for what he feels is the right, “perfect” moment. Otherwise he wouldn’t have brought the ring with him! I know it is SO hard, but hang in there! When it finally happens I am sure it will be so wonderful and magical. It’s going to be great, don’t worry!

    Post # 12
    Member
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @always_the_bridesmaid:  He looked in July while he picked out a bday present for me and had it narrowed down to 2.  Plans fell through on being able to pick up the final ring before he saw me on a visit home in October (his ride from the airport bailed so I had to leave work to pick him up).  Since he knew in advance, he picked out a diamond band in MO and ended up proposing with that and I now wear it as a RHR. We went to the jeweler the next day and he let me decide between the 2 he picked out in July.

    Post # 13
    Member
    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We started looking in November of 2011 and he proposed in Aug. 2012.  Yes, it was a long wait, but it was worth it.  A lot of that time was spent looking at ring options though.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I really don’t know what’s normal. DH proposed about 30 mintues after buying the ring.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    My cutom made e-ring was ready I believe in mid-October and he proposed on New Year’s day so about two months.

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